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Opportunity for age group in Ashington to develop some green skills

Young adults from areas of Ashington who want to work in the countryside sector have the opportunity to gain a training qualification and get some practical experience at the same time.

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Coun Glen Sanderson (front right), Alnwick councillor Gordon Castle (front left) and staff from the county councils neighbourhood services team.

Extra cutting of verges in county

An ambitious programme of extra verge cutting has helped Northumberland to look even better ahead of the main tourist season.

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The beautiful beach north of Bamburgh. Picture by Ellen Jackson

Want to be a part of Britain's biggest beach clean?

A charity is appealing for help to create the UK's biggest beach clean.
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Archer, the 50th Kielder osprey, takes flight.

Archer, the 50th Kielder osprey chick, flies the nest

The 50th osprey chick has taken flight at Kielder.

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An area of Ridley Park in Blyth.

Bedlington, Blyth and Cramlington parks among best in Britain

A number of parks in South Northumberland have officially been named among the best in Britain.

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A Eurasian lynx. Picture by Erwin van Maanen

Imminent bid to reintroduce lynx to Northumberland

An application to reintroduce the Eurasian lynx to Kielder Forest in Northumberland is to be submitted soon.

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The 2017 LOVE Northumberland Awards

Award winners have shown their LOVE for Northumberland

The very best in community and voluntary environmental work across the county has been celebrated at a special LOVE Northumberland awards event.

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Her Grace the Duchess of Northumberland; John Grundy, Nicola Wardle from Northumberland County Council and Jeannie Kielty from The Banks Group.

Duchess views final plans for LOVE Awards

The Duchess of Northumberland has been hearing about the final plans for the seventh annual LOVE Northumberland awards, which she is due to present to winning groups and individuals on Wednesday, July 5.

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Marcel Sunier, project director for the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Wind Farm scheme that is being built by EDF Energy Renewables. Picture by Chris Henderson Photography.

Public events for wind farm project

Residents have the opportunity to find out the latest information on the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Wind Farm project.

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Serial fly-tipper brought to justice

A fly-tipper who left a trail of waste across the countryside in Northumberland has been prosecuted by the county council.

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Five of the strangest things found down drains in the North East - a bra.

Five of the strangest things in our drains

A bra, an unopened can of lager, false teeth and even an animal skull have all caused blockages in the North East’s sewer and drains networks.

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Pictured are NWT volunteers with volunteer co-ordinator Lou Chapman (holding cheque) and people and wildlife officer Lauren Ogilvie (centre with flag) in front of the workshop and tool storage facility. Picture by Richard Clark.

One million reasons for trust to smile

Northumberland Wildlife Trust (NWT) is celebrating after a major funding milestone was reached thanks to players of the UK’s largest charity lottery.

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Crackdown on illegal fishing

Crackdown on illegal fishing

Environment Agency officers checked more than 400 rod licences in an Easter weekend crackdown on illegal fishing.

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Bin collections over Easter

Bin collections over Easter

Residents are reminded all bin collections across Northumberland will be one day late after Bank Holiday Monday.

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Litter on verges beside the A1

A clean sweep for the county’s major roads

Tonnes of rubbish are being removed from Northumberland major roads during an in-depth clean-up ahead of the main tourist season.

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Kids get planting as free packs arrive

Hundreds of free trees have been sent to schools and community groups across Northumberland thanks to the Woodland Trust.

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News from the Environment Agency.

Dumping of illegal waste in spotlight

Almost a third of rural land owners and agricultural businesses in the North East, Yorkshire and Humber have had illegal waste dumped on their land in the last three years, according to new research.

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The close season for coarse fishing on rivers starts tomorrow.

River patrols planned as coarse fishing close season starts

Anglers are being reminded that the close season for coarse fishing in rivers starts tomorrow.

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A male hen harrier in flight. Picture by Andy Hay, RSPB Images

Have you spotted one of these birds?

The RSPB is calling on eagled-eyed wildlife fans to keep a look out for hen harriers, one of England’s rarest birds of prey.

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The 88-metre Adwen blade arriving in Blyth

Giant wind-turbine blade arrives in Northumberland

One of the world’s longest offshore wind-turbine blades is pictured arriving into the Port of Blyth.

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